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 for Sonnet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sonnet \Son"net\, n. [F., fr. It. sonetto, fr. suono a sound, a
     song, fr. L. sonus a sound. See Sound noise.]
     1. A short poem, -- usually amatory. [Obs.] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
              He had a wonderful desire to chant a sonnet or hymn
              unto Apollo Pythius.                  --Holland.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A poem of fourteen lines, -- two stanzas, called the
        octave, being of four verses each, and two stanzas, called
        the sestet, of three verses each, the rhymes being
        adjusted by a particular rule.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: In the proper sonnet each line has five accents, and
           the octave has but two rhymes, the second, third,
           sixth, and seventh lines being of one rhyme, and the
           first, fourth, fifth, and eighth being of another. In
           the sestet there are sometimes two and sometimes three
           rhymes; but in some way its two stazas rhyme together.
           Often the three lines of the first stanza rhyme
           severally with the three lines of the second. In
           Shakespeare's sonnets, the first twelve lines are
           rhymed alternately, and the last two rhyme together.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sonnet \Son"net\, v. i.
     To compose sonnets. "Strains that come almost to sonneting."
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme
      v 1: praise in a sonnet
      2: compose a sonnet

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "sonnet":
     English sonnet, Horatian ode, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet,
     Pindaric ode, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, alba, anacreontic,
     balada, ballad, ballade, bucolic, canso, chanson, clerihew, dirge,
     dithyramb, eclogue, elegy, epic, epigram, epithalamium, epode,
     epopee, epopoeia, epos, georgic, ghazel, haiku, idyll, jingle,
     limerick, lyric, madrigal, monody, narrative poem, nursery rhyme,
     ode, palinode, pastoral, pastoral elegy, pastorela, pastourelle,
     poem, prothalamium, rhyme, rondeau, rondel, roundel, roundelay,
     satire, sestina, sloka, song, sonnet sequence, tanka, tenso,
     tenzone, threnody, triolet, troubadour poem, verse, verselet,
     versicle, villanelle, virelay

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